Rep. Perillo, Lawmakers Begin 2020 Session

Posted on February 5, 2020 by admin


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HARTFORD – The General Assembly gaveled in for the 2020 Legislative Session on Wednesday. The current legislative session is a “short session”, which will run until midnight on Wednesday, May 6th.

“Last year Governor Ned Lamont asked us to work together to find solutions that will improve our economy and fix our budget crisis, but instead, decided to conduct the majority of his business behind closed doors,” said Rep. Perillo. “Now, the governor is asking us to work together again and be optimistic about the future of our state. I will always remain optimistic about our great state, but for our state to move in a better direction the governor needs to stick to his promises and create a more open and transparent state government.”

Governor Ned Lamont delivered his state of the state address to the joint session of the House and Senate. Governor Lamont’s main focus this legislative session is passing truck-only tolls.

Additional priorities for the governor include studying a way to legalize marijuana and implementing a Clean Slate Program to expunge Class C&D misdemeanors after 7 years. The governor’s $22.3 billion one year budget plan increases spending 0.6% on top of the 3.4% increase built into the adopted budget.

For more information or to read the Governor’s full budget proposal visit
https://portal.ct.gov/OPM/Bud-Budgets/Bud-Budgets/FY-2021-Budget-Adjustments.

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